VIRTUAL MULHOLLAND and SOLVANG DOUBLES

You choose whether indoors or outdoors

*California Triple Crown and Planet Ultra Grand Slam Credit*

California COVID-19 mandates have, tragically, shut down pretty much the entire double century season. For Planet Ultra, we’ve not hosted a “real” event since February. We’ve now been forced to cancel 14 events.

These virtual doubles are keeping us afloat and hopeful for the 2021 season. We hope you’ll join us!

If riding 200 miles unsupported isn’t your cup of tea, but you’d like to lend us a hand, you can also simply SEND US SOME LOVE.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1.  “Register” for the Make Mine A Double Challenge online or with mail-in waiver; choosing Virtual Mulholland only; Virtual Solvang only; or Both.

2.  Request to join the Make Mine A Double Strava Club. For the duration of the Challenge, your privacy settings must be set to EVERYONE, including your profile, so we can view individual activities to make sure they qualify.

3.  You may ride Virtual Mulholland between September 12th and October 10th only. Your route must be at least 200 miles with a minimum 14,000′ of elevation gain. Maintain social distancing minimum 6′ between cyclists if riding in a group (as often as practical), and wear face covering if entering any business along your route. You may, of course, take photographs together. Trainer rides count, using any indoor cycling app. You have 22 hours on a single calendar day to complete the ride. Post the ride in the Strava Club with the name Virtual Mulholland and include at least one photo. Private SAG is allowed, but no more than 10 riders in any group.

4. You may ride Virtual Solvang between October 3rd and October 31st only. Your route must be at least 200 miles with a minimum 7,500′ of elevation gain. You may also ride the actual route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32063475
Maintain social distancing minimum 6′ between cyclists if riding in a group (as often as practical), and wear face covering if entering any business along your route. You may, of course, take photographs together. Trainer rides count, using any indoor cycling app. You have 18 hours on a single calendar day to complete the ride. Post the ride in the Strava Club with the name Virtual Solvang and include at least one photo. Private SAG is allowed, but no more than 10 riders in any group.

5.  Planet Ultra will post results for all doubles on our Results page.

Entry Fees:
Virtual Mulholland only: $50
Virtual Solvang only: $130**
Both: $175

Use the SignUp button to register with RunSignUp and pay by credit card (includes a small service fee). To pay by Venmo or Zelle, download and email this form.

**Because so many were pre-registered for the actual Solvang event (in March) and will be rolling over into the virtual event, we’ve kept the entry fee the same as the original early entry fee. Registration includes a jersey of your choosing: Make Mine A Double, OCD, Solvang DC, or vGrand Slam.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH ENTRY:

1. Your entry fee helps support Planet Ultra while California keeps cycling events shut down (unreasonably). You stay motivated, fit and strong.

2. Chance to win a FREE 2021 Planet Ultra single day event entry.

3. Chance to win 50% discount on 2021 Hoodoo 500 solo entry; or 25% relay team entry.

4. For Virtual Solvang, choice of jersey: Make Mine A Double, Obsessive Cycling Disorder, Solvang DC, Christmas (Santa or Elf) or Virtual Grand Slam.

5. Both Grand Slam and California Triple Crown credit for completion of either or both.

6. Our heartfelt gratitude for your support and generosity!